The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol
November 20–22, 2014
RNZB Managing Director Amanda Skoog is thrilled that the RNZB are able to once again return to the stage at the Isaac Theatre Royal. “We appreciate the audiences who came to see us and support us in the temporary venues when we toured Aurora’s Wedding, Giselle & Swan Lake to Christchurch, but nothing beats seeing our extraordinary dancers and stunning sets in situ at the beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal. Neil Cox and his team have overcome extraordinary odds to get the theatre reopened and we are so proud to be a part of their opening season with The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol accompanied by the CSO. The entire company & staff are tremendously excited.”
A dazzling retelling of Dickens' classic yuletide tale, perfect for family celebrations and festive treats.
Ebenezer Scrooge lives up to his name until one Christmas Eve he is visited by four ghosts, one a remorseful ex-business partner, the others, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Following revelations of joy, warmth and life, Scrooge is also shown darkness, despair and sadness until finally his cold heart is restored to goodwill and happiness by the power of Christmas.
This acclaimed production, created for Northern Ballet - a company noted for its strength in storytelling and creating works as appealing to children as they are to adults (and which brought us Dracula) - and now seen for the first time outside the UK, is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. The setting is picture-perfect Victorian and the staging is lively and vivid.
Music for the production was specially created by celebrated film and television composer Carl Davis and includes familiar Christmas carols.
Director Christopher Gable
Choreography Massimo Moricone
Production Design Lez Brotherston
Music Carl Davis
Original Lighting Paul Pyant
Conductor Nigel Gaynor